Tag Archives: Susan Collins

Collins: Tax Bill Reports Are “Unbelievably Sexist”

WUT: Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday blasted coverage of her support for the GOP tax bill as “extremely discouraging” and “unbelievably sexist.” The Maine Republican, a key swing vote on the tax package, accused reporters of ignoring her influence over the final legislation and unfairly criticizing her efforts to pass a pair of Obamacare stabilization bills. “I believe that the ...

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins Now A “Yes” On Tax Bill

The Washington Examiner reports: Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Monday afternoon that she will vote for the final version of the Republican tax bill, likely guaranteeing that it will pass the upper chamber this week. “I rise to express my support for the conference agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Collins said in a speech on the Senate ...

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: No Run For Maine Governor

At a press conference streamed live on Facebook just now, Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced that she will not leave the Senate next year to run for governor of Maine. Collins put an end to months of speculation when she made her announcement at the Samoset Resort in Rockport Friday morning. Collins is Maine’s senior U.S. Senator, having held her ...

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IT’S DEAD, JIM: Collins Sticks The Knife In Trumpcare

Business Insider reports: The Congressional Budget Office said the latest attempt by Republicans in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave “millions” of Americans without insurance. The CBO stopped short of putting a more specific number on its assessment, as it has in the past, saying it needs more time to do that. The score ...

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Susan Collins: I’m Leaning “No” On Trumpcare [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproot President Barack Obama’s health care law dangling by an increasingly slender thread. Already two GOP senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona, have said they would vote against the legislation, ...

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Sen. Susan Collins: It’s Too Difficult To Say Whether Trump Will Be The 2020 Republican Nominee [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Though President Donald Trump has already ramped up efforts for a 2020 reelection campaign, one of his frequent critics, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), says it’s unclear whether he will be the GOP nominee. “It’s too difficult to say,” Collins said in an interview with MSNBC on Monday when asked whether she thinks Trump will be the Republican Party’s ...

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Susan Collins Caught On Audio Dissing Rep Who Offered To Duel Her: “He’s So Unattractive, It’s Unbelievable”

While listening to live audio from a Senate hearing, Hill reporter Niv Elis picked up an amusing exchange between an unidentified male Senator and GOP Sen. Susan Collins. The topic at hand was GOP House Rep. Blake Farenthold, who earlier this week offered to duel female GOP Senators “Aaron Burr-style” over their opposition to Trumpcare. After the male Senator assured ...

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Sen. Susan Collins Calls On Trump Jr To Testify Before Senate Intel Panel, Trump Jr Says He’s “Happy To”

Raw Story reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) thinks it’s time for Donald Trump Jr. to talk with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Collins told Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis on Monday that she wanted Trump Jr. to talk with the Senate Intel Committee about his interactions with a Russian lawyer who promised him dirt on former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The ...

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins To Oppose Betsy DeVos

Sen. Susan Collins today became the first GOP member of the Senate to publicly announce that she will vote against billionaire Education Secretary nominee and anti-LGBT activist Betsy DeVos. It appears that GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski may follow suit shortly. The vote will surely be very close and it’s possible that DeVos will be the only Trump cabinet nominee to ...

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: I Won’t Vote For Donald Trump

“I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country. When the primary season started, it soon became apparent that, much ...

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Cyndi Lauper Testifies Before Congress On Behalf Of Homeless LGBT Youth

Yesterday Cyndi Lauper testified before a Senate subcommittee on youth homelessness. After the hearing, she and GOP Sen. Susan Collins discussed the Senate’s recent refusal to reauthorize an LGBT-inclusive funding bill. Via the New York Times: The problem, Ms. Collins said, was “confusion” over parts of the amendment, including a measure misinterpreted as a restriction on faith-based organizations’ ability to ...

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Cyndi Lauper Advocates For Homeless LGBT Youth At National Press Club Event

From an unusually even-handed report by the Christian site CNS News: Pop singer and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper said on Wednesday that homosexual children are “being thrown away because of who they are.” Lauper was speaking at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to mark the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and ...

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MAINE: Dem US Senate Candidate Objects To HRC’s Endorsement Of GOP Opponent

“My opponent, Republican Susan Collins, had the chance to speak up in favor of marriage equality in 2012 or any time in the previous decade. Two years after her constituents made their feelings known at the ballot box, she has refused to break her silence. I believe Mainers need, want and deserve more proactive representation on equal rights — on ...

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MAINE: Susan Collins Becomes Fourth GOP Senator To Endorse Gay Marriage

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has become the fourth GOP member of her chamber to endorse marriage equality. “A number of states, including my home state of Maine, have now legalized same-sex marriage, and I agree with that decision,” the Maine Republican said in a statement issued after several news organizations made inquiries. Collins joins three other GOP senators who have ...

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due

Via Memographs.

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